Tag Archives: Natural Sweet

PC and KC among Best Wines on Show at Decanter Awards, London

RECEIVING 17 200 entries for the 2017 edition, the World Wine Awards convened by Decanter magazine (UK) is the largest wine competition on the planet. Special kudos to Paul Cluver of Elgin and Klein Constantia as the only South African wineries to get through the final round of judging when, of the 209 platinum award winners, 34 were chosen as the

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Vin de Constance served by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to Chinese President Xi Jinping

KLEIN CONSTANTIA Vin de Constance 2008 was one of six superb wines chosen to be served during the state banquet hosted at Buckingham Palace by the Queen of England Elizabeth II for Chinese President Xi Jinping and attended by 150 dignitaries who also included British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Andrew. The other wines: Ridgeview Grosvenor Brut 2009 (Bubbly from

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Nederburg and Orange River wave flag for South Africa at Muscats-du-Monde, France

NEDERBURG Private Bin Eminence Natural Sweet Muscadel 2008 placed among the Top 10 at the 2015 Muscats-du-Monde in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. The only other South African gold medallist was the 2010 Eminence, and the only other South African wine to earn a medal of any sort in the competition was the Orange River Cellars Red Muscadel 2013, which won

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Top SA sweet wines and top SA sweet wine cellars over the past 10 years – best track records between 2004 and 2013

SOUTH AFRICA’S 2014 Wine & Cellar Classifications on the basis of the best track records in 25 local and international blind-tasting forums over the past 10 years have just been released. To be eligible for Classification, a wine must have been made and bottled in South Africa and must have earned very good reviews by at least one of the

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South Africa’s top dessert wine ratings in 2013 and best dessert wines under R100 a bottle – the experts’ choice

NEDERBURG and Nuy remain dominant among South Africa’s most successful sweet wine producers, but the competition is growing and getting stiffer… The following wines achieved outstanding reviews from the judges at blind-tastings around the world in 2013: TOP SOUTH AFRICAN DESSERT WINE RATINGS IN 2013 – UNFORTIFIED Badsberg Badslese Natural Sweet 2012 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide Boekenhoutskloof Noble

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South Africa’s top desserts in 2012 – best sweet wines

THE STAND-OUT desserts from South Africa this year, the best sweet wine reviews around the world – from the great unfortified Natural Sweets and Noble Lates led by Vin de Constance, Fleur du Cap, Edelkeur and Eminence to the fantastic-value fortified sweets led by Badsberg, Bon Courage, KWV, Nuy and Slanghoek: UNFORTIFIED DESSERT Boekenhoutskloof Noble Late Harvest 2009 – highly recommended in Platter’s Guide

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